Clinical trials have a vital role to play in the improvement of medical care, and outcomes and processes are such now that increasingly more patients are participating in research studies
The NHS has undergone several changes over the years but one thing remains constant - the need for clinical research is as vital as ever.
Through various initiatives and the role played by the National Institute for Health Research’s Clinical Research Network, the number of research studies and the number of patients participating in them have risen dramatically.
HSJ, in association with NIHR, has produced a free supplement detailing the current research landscape, how it has evolved and what the future holds for clinical trials in the NHS.
Topics covered include:
- embedding studies in health services;
- raising the profile of research;
- improving access to clinical studies;
- commercial research; and
- managing research teams.